Migraine and Co morbid illnesses.

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Do you also have any of the following so called Co Morbid illnesses?

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Migraine and Co morbid illnesses.

Post  pen on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:09 pm

I would be grateful if everyone would participate in this brief poll please.
I have been speaking with two different clinics with opposing views.
I thought I would ask the people who know....you guys....
Thanks.

Oh and if you want to explain your "others" please do.
I will impart the conclusion when done.


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Post  Chinookgrl on Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:55 pm

I have migraine as does my Mom, but both my sisters have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.

We have been told their may be a connection.

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Post  pen on Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:13 pm

Have you Jo? How refreshing. Most drs spend most of their time telling us they are not connected, but co morbid.
Did they elaborate as to the possible cause/connection please?

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Post  pen on Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:25 am

Thank you those that have responded.
I would be grateful if more would please.
It only takes a moment and this info is going back to a large group here in England
If it does no good, t'will do no harm.
Please vote, and if the poll is too concise feel free to comment as well.
I am riding a hunch here, but it could help some of us.
Cheers,
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Post  Guest on Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:14 pm

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Post  lentils on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:43 pm

Severe scoliosis. Spinal surgery in 2005 for one curve. The other curve is still uncorrected.

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Post  lesherb on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:58 pm

In addition to migraine, I suffer from the following:

1) Insomnia
2) Depression
3) ADD
4) GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
5) Panic Disorder
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Re: Migraine and Co morbid illnesses.

Post  pen on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:39 pm

Leslie, have you been checked for thyroid....sure you have, but you have a lot of the symptoms...
thanks for commenting.

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Post  lesherb on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:45 pm

Yes, Pen, I am on synthroid as I had a chemical removal of a goiter in 1999 (radioactive iodine). My mom had a goiter and it almost choked her but mine was not big enough for me to notice (other than the symptoms). Plus mom had to have hers surgically removed and she had to drink iodine....ruining her front teeth. TMI....too much info....sorry about that!
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Post  pen on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:08 pm

Thanks again....
No not TMI, its all interesting, really. Your poor mum, sounds barbaric.....she better now??

Are your drug doses correct?
I only ask because I understand that the anxiety problems should abate with the correct dose...
mind you I know fine tuning thyroid med is far from easy.

Other than that, I wish I was well, still practising and not quite so far away from you.l
Anxiety disorders etc were my field.....
Again, thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Post  lesherb on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:21 pm

My mom had the goiter removed before I was born. She will be 85 at the end of the month. I think she was in her 20s when it happened. She is a very nervous person. She, her mother and my sister all suffer from insomnia.

I have been on the same dose of synthroid for quite a few years now. The insomnia is probably more due to my taking Ambien for so long (7 years, I think). I am so used to it now it doesn't work very well but if I don't use it, there is no such thing as sleep at all for me ;-(

I didn't realize you were in psychology. I've been a nervous wreck since before birth! My parents always blamed my high strung nature on the fact that my father was adding onto the house while I was gestating! LOL I would jump in my mother's abdomen whenever my dad banged on a nail.

Here's something you may not have heard of before. As a kid, I would sit in the back seat of the car and bounce (when we were driving somewhere). The bouncing was me sitting there and going back and forth against the back of the seat with my back. It was soothing to me. My dad had to insist I sit in the middle of the seat as it would jar the car and disturb his driving if I wasn't centered.

What's really annoying is I am overweight (to put it mildly). I was a scrawny kid (which made sense considering my temperment) but when puberty kicked in, I decided food was just too delicious to ignore. At the very least, since I have to suffer from my anxieties and all, I should get the benefit of being skinny!

Do you have any idea where I can lodge a complaint?

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Post  tecky on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:29 pm

lesherb wrote:At the very least, since I have to suffer from my anxieties and all, I should get the benefit of being skinny!

Do you have any idea where I can lodge a complaint?

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LOL lol! I agree, Leslie!

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Post  pen on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:02 pm

A complaints department would be good wouldnt it?

I dont know enough about your situation to offer much, but I would say that your anxiety illnesses would probably respond to some kind of psychotherapy. I used to do hypnotherapy and dealt with much weirder than that....and it worked.
If I can offer any advice, dont hesitate to ask. PM if that's better.
Otherwise I have no wish to encroach.

Thanks for sharing Lesley.

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Post  dcook60 on Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:17 pm

i have fibro, plus a lifetime (70 years) of sinus problems, malformations, infections. fun, eh? dianne
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Post  crt on Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:41 pm

Underactive thyroid. I take Levothyroxine.

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Post  Almostangela on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:05 pm

Add depression and anxiety attacks and Graves Disease (hyperthyroid)

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Post  Mule Kick on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:31 pm

I have:

Cervical Spondylosis
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
Tinnitus
Multi-Nodular Goiter (just watching it for now)
Generalized Anexiety Disorder
Depresive Disorder NOS
Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
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Post  Paradox on Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:42 pm

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The bouncing was me sitting there and going back and forth against the back of the seat with my back. It was soothing to me

Okay Les,

I'm pulling this from memory 20 years ago. Maybe Jess can correct the error of my memory. My youngest was bouncer. It is a method of comforting and calming oneself. It's often seen in autistic kids.

My nephew was a terrible bouncer...on the sofa, in the car, even in his high chair. We have video where Brian is in the background just bouncing, bouncing...he'd do it for hours if you let him. He was a very quiet child (and still is). His mother was a terrible alcoholic and there was a great dealing of fighting in the home, and I wonder if this was his only way of coping.

If you were a nervous child that would explain it.

Think about with a fussy baby. What do you do? You hold them and gently bounce them up and down (whispering shhhhhhhhh....). And often it works and puts them to sleep.
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Post  Mule Kick on Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:08 pm

I do not bounce, instead I rock forward and back, like in a rocking-chair, only without the rocking-chair.

I was a nervous, fussy (cried at least 8 hours a day), colicky, insomniac baby.
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Post  jwar on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:11 am

I answered that I only have migraines, but I suppose I wasn't fully thinking about potentially comorbid conditions. I also had a rather large (size of a jumbo egg) brain tumor on my pineal gland. It was discovered about 10 years ago (same time as I started getting the bad migraines - this is how it was discovered, actually) and for a decade no surgeon would remove it because it was in such a dangerous location. I got it removed last summer though (technology finally improved). I was damn disappointed when I still had migraines afterwards, but the removal did break what was a chronic, unending pattern of headache.

I also have post traumatic stress disorder. I don't know if I "actively" have that diagnosis anymore, but I did suffer mightily with it for about 3 years. Now I have only lingering effects.
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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:19 am

I have General Anxiety Disorder. Used to have Panic Attacks. I also have Hypothyroidism. Also have sleep problems.

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Post  Guest on Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:32 am

P.S. Since childhood I've had severe allergies. They, just over the past few years, have all but gone. Also, had suspected Temporal Lobe Disorder. Also, night terrors. It's interesting, after reading all the posts, how some of us take all our conditions so for granted that forget to mention them and have to make another post as we recall them. It's just our life. Who knows what being 'normal' would feel like.

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Post  Brenda on Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:50 pm

I chose other. In addiction to nearly daily migraines, I suffer from TMJ and depression.
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Post  marion on Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:14 pm

Antibodies eating thyroid (hashimoto's) high antiperoxidase
Antibodies overreacting to outside stimuli (allergy resulting in sinus and rashes) high immunoglobulin e
Possibly Meniere's Disease (inner ear - a possible cause being antibodies attacking)
IBS - ulceration of osephogus (to early for such big word)

I can't remember if I saw the link here, or if I posted here about it, but very interesting research at University of Maryland relating to survey of 219 CFS sufferers. 40% tested positive to Hashimoto's.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0ISW/is_250/ai_n6112448/
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Post  marion on Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:08 pm

Also a link for those with unexplained anxiety, palpatations etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinthitis

I'm finding the inner ear problems an interesting road to travel down. After 25 years of no explainations, 2 doctors now in the past six months have made this association. One went with the guesstimate of Meniere's, the other Labyrinthitis.
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